assembly Bill A9911

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires a city with a population of one million or more shall establish a residential composting program for all buildings with residential units

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Apr 19, 2022 referred to cities

A9911 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8374
Law Section:
General City Law
Laws Affected:
Add §20-h, Gen City L

A9911 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that a city with a population of one million or more shall establish a residential composting program for all buildings with residential units.

A9911 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9911
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 19, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Cities
 
 AN ACT to amend the general city law, in relation to  requiring  that  a
   city  with a population of one million or more shall establish a resi-
   dential composting program for all buildings with residential units
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  general  city law is amended by adding a new section
 20-h to read as follows:
   § 20-H. RESIDENTIAL COMPOSTING. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
   (A) "COMPOSTABLE WASTE" AND  "ORGANIC  WASTE"  SHALL  MEAN  MATERIALS,
 INCLUDING  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO FOOD SCRAPS, PLANT TRIMMINGS, FOOD-SOILED
 PAPER AND CERTIFIED COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS, THAT WILL:
   (I) UNDERGO DEGRADATION BY BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES DURING  COMPOSTING  TO
 YIELD  CARBON DIOXIDE, WATER, INORGANIC COMPOUNDS, AND BIOMASS AT A RATE
 CONSISTENT WITH OTHER KNOWN COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS; AND
   (II) LEAVE NO VISIBLE, DISTINGUISHABLE OR TOXIC RESIDUE, INCLUDING  NO
 ADVERSE  IMPACT  ON THE ABILITY OF COMPOSTS TO SUPPORT PLANT GROWTH ONCE
 THE FINISHED COMPOST IS PLACED IN SOIL.
   (B) "LATCHED CONTAINER" MEANS A SOLID CONTAINER THAT CAN  BE  FASTENED
 SUCH THAT ANIMALS SUCH AS RATS OR PIGEONS CANNOT BREAK INTO THE CONTAIN-
 ER.
   (C) "ORGANICS RECYCLER" MEANS A FACILITY, PERMITTED BY THE DEPARTMENT,
 THAT  RECYCLES ORGANIC WASTE THROUGH USE AS ANIMAL FEED OR A FEED INGRE-
 DIENT, RENDERING, LAND APPLICATION, COMPOSTING, AEROBIC DIGESTION, ANAE-
 ROBIC DIGESTION, FERMENTATION, OR  ETHANOL  PRODUCTION.  ANIMAL  SCRAPS,
 FOOD  SOILED PAPER, AND POST-CONSUMER FOOD SCRAPS ARE PROHIBITED FOR USE
 AS ANIMAL FEED OR AS A FEED INGREDIENT. THE PROPORTION  OF  THE  PRODUCT
 CREATED  FROM  ORGANIC  WASTE  BY  A  COMPOSTING  OR DIGESTION FACILITY,
 INCLUDING A WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT THAT OPERATES A DIGESTION FACILI-
 TY, OR OTHER TREATMENT SYSTEM, MUST BE USED IN A BENEFICIAL MANNER AS  A
 SOIL AMENDMENT AND SHALL NOT BE DISPOSED OF OR INCINERATED.
   (D)  "INCINERATOR"  SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS PROVIDED IN SECTION
 72-0401 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION LAW.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.